The old saying goes, “Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.” The same thing holds true for legends.
What could be better than living as a nobleman in a society of learning and culture, respected for shrewdness and cunning, in which every man is his own master and can compete as equals according to their skills?
Few films attain an iconic status that allows them to stand the test of time and remain relevant to each successive generation so that it becomes a cultural institution that transcends time and has a shelf life which extends long beyond its initial release.
Although the movie showed little success at its first publication (perhaps the title turned people away?), it became wildly popular in 1988 (when VHS and new-fangled “videos” were introduced) as the few who had first loved The Princess Bride showed it to their children… and then to their grandchildren.
I have personally come to the irrevocable conclusion that Jo Bhaer should have been Jo Laurence, and I can’t resist explaining my opinion with the following 10 reasons:
But when John accidentally falls into a rushing river and is carried by the current into the outskirts of The Doone Valley, he meets a playful young girl who he teaches how to fish with her hands before she helps him escape back home.
As a hopeless romantic I obviously have my favorites, but to be fair, I’ve also included here those pieces that don’t fall into that ‘romantic’ category.